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All 3 Highlands accommodations

Mountain Laurel Rest

68 Shoal Creek Road, Highlands, NC 28775
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dillard, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is not your typical Bed & Breakfast. It is not filled with antiques in an old part of town. It is a Spa-like retreat, nestled deep into the woods. It is a great location for some quiet time away from the everyday rush. It is not too far from Dillard, GA, Franklin, NC or highlands, NC. The closest attraction... More

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Highlands, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I visited this charming inn in mid October. We enjoyed the ambience and peace of the place, and our time flew by in a flash. This inn is just a few minutes from Highlands, which is quite a charming little town, and there are quite a few options as far as hikes and waterfalls go, but my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for the weekend of Dec 6-7. The hosts Joel and Lacy could not have been more accommodating. The rooms were spacious, maybe 7700 sq ft. The most amazing thing was the shower. It was a steam shower and was awesome. Cannot think of one bad thing to say about our stay. And we were... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We have gone to Mountain Laurel twice now and have had the most wonderful experience. The rooms are huge and decorated beautifully. There is a table and chairs for snacks or reading, a sofa before the fireplace and a balcony that feels like you are in the trees and with the sound of the brook is a marvelous place to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I spent a night at MLR and were very impressed with how well appointed the décor is at the place. Also spotless and clean as a pin. It's a little out of the way and it is VERY quiet there.

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I were planing our first anniversary trip and planned to see family and friends for the first half of the trip, then find a nice getaway the second half. I knew of Mountain Laurel Rest because friends of mine were managing it, so we decided to check it out. The location is absolutely stunning. It's a ways... More

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Atlanta, GA
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If a nice homemade breakfast is an important part of your B&B experience, don't go here. The young manager told us that the previous managers left due to burnout, and the owners of the inn decided to cut back service drastically and they now offer a self-serve "continental" breakfast similar to what you might find at a motel. (It was... More

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MountainLaurelRest, Manager at Mountain Laurel Rest, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry that you felt this way. I was unaware that you were not enjoying your stay. We did our best to be up front and honest about our new changes before and during your arrival. I assure you that we put our whole hearts into serving all our guests to the best of our abilities and do apologize... More

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This property, set back in the middle of the woods, is really beautiful. The building is new and modern, and beautifully landscaped to blend with the forest. Rooms are very spacious with lots of windows. Great shower with steam feature. Hosts join guests for Happy Hour with good wine and tasty snacks. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. Breakfasts were delicious.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

What a great find! Beautiful big rooms, clean, wonderful showers, fantastic breakfast. This place is a real gem. We stayed 2 nights and were sad to leave. Not your average bed & breakfast, more like a tiny hotel. Very easy drive from downtown Highlands. We loved it and hope to return someday!

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We decided to take a restful trip to the Highlands area to see the leaves changing and found Mountain Laurel Rest on the internet. It was EVERYTHING we could have wanted and more. The room was large and the bed sooo comfortable. It was the quietest place we have ever stayed. I can't eat wheat and Janie made me gluten... More

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Additional Information about Mountain Laurel Rest

Address: 68 Shoal Creek Road, Highlands, NC 28775
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Laurel Rest's goal is to provide a place of rest and peace for seeking the Lord and focusing on His Word. Located minutes from Highlands, NC secluded in a hollow in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, you will be able to explore God's creation. This area is full of beautiful places to walk, rest and meditate on the Lord. ... more   less 

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